Francesca Marini Ph.D

fmariniCourses Taught at the Institute
The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture
The Business of Art: the Economics and Management of Culture

Credentials
Ph.D. Modern Art History – Università degli Studi di Firenze
Laurea cum laude in Modern Art History – Università degli Studi di Firenze

 

 

Relevant Projects / Publications

– “Larghi d’oro in oro per parte di miniatura”: i Corali Edili 148-151 e l’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore a Firenze, in ‘Medieval Charm: Illuminated Manuscripts for Royal, Aristocratic, and Ecclesiastical Patronage’ by F. Brazès-Moly and F. Marini, International conference proceedings, Florence, ISI Florence, 20 October 2015, Perpignan, forthcoming.

– “Florence – Rome round trip: the Florentine art collecting context and the Salviati” methodus, forthcoming.

– “Catalogo delle opere, biografia, apparati”, in ‘Modigliani’ by R. Chiappini, exhibition catalogue, Genova, Palazzo Ducale, 16 March- 17 July 2017, Milano.

– “John Currin: Paintings”, Gagosian Quarterly Magazine, September 2016.

– “A new Drawing by Mantegna”, in ‘The Burlington Magazine’, 157.2015,1344, pp.155-157

– “Transactions: Antonello da Messina and the art market, in Around Antonello. Reintegrating Quattrocento Culture”, by B. Talvacchia, M.W. Kwakkelstein proceedings, International conference, Florence, Dutch University Institute for Art History, October 19 – 20, 2012, Firenze, Centro Di, pp. 153-165.

– Research member and contributor: ‘Monitor delle Aste’, Il Sole 24Ore, monthly publishing.

– Former research member: Osservatorio sul Mercato dei Beni Artistici Nomisma-Lum ‘Jean Monnet’. Research group coordinator: Guido Candela (Università di Bologna).

– “L’Ombra lunga di Morandi”, in ‘Giorgio Morandi: pittore di luce e di silenzio : 50 dipinti dal 1919 al 1963’, exhibition catalogue, Galleria d’Arte Frediano Farsetti, Firenze, 2011, Prato.

– “Tra centro e periferia: contadini e ruralismo in alcune opere della prima metà del Novecento”, in ‘Cultura della terra in Toscana, mezzadri e coltivatori diretti nell’arte dell’Ottocento e Novecento’ by E. Dei, Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza (Lucca), 2009, Pondera (Pisa), 2009, pp.41-52.

– “Catalogue entries”, in ‘Bacon’, by R. Chiappini, Milano, 2008, Palazzo Reale, Milano (‘Bacon’ by R. Chiappini, 2008, New York: Rizzoli International; London: Thames and Hudson)

– “L’Arno, la toscanità, la Primaverile e il paesaggio attraverso alcuni dipinti della prima metà del Novecento”, in ‘Terre d’Arno’ by E. Dei and A. Baldinotti, Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza (Lucca), 2008, Pondera (Pisa), pp.59-70.

– “Quadro senza suggestioni: Lorenzo Viani ante guerra”, in ‘Lorenzo Viani. Pittore e Scrittore Espressionista’, Ancona, Mole Vanvitelliana, Milano 2006, pp. 37-47.

– Consultant and contributor, ‘I Classici dell’Arte- Series’, by Rizzoli ed., Skira ed., Milano (from 2006 published in English as ‘Rizzoli Art Classics’ by Paperback ed., in French as ‘Classiques de l’art’ by Flammarion ed., Paris).

– “Catalogue entries”, in ‘Modigliani’, by R. Chiappini, exhibition catalogue, Roma, Complesso del Vittoriano, Milano 2006, pp.122-208, 222-241, 254-299.

– “Immagini del tempo passato. Una raccolta toscana di dipinti antichi”, bu M. Fagioli and F. Marini, exhibition catalogue, Capalbio (Gr), Firenze, 2005.

– “Descrivere o narrare: Disegni francesi tra Naturalismo e Simbolismo”, by M. Fagioli and F. Marini, exhibition catalogue, Firenze, Milano, Cagliari, October 2004 – March 2005, Firenze, 2004.

– “Catalogue raisonné”, in ‘Parmigianino’ by V. Sgarbi, Milano, 2003.

 

Teaching Philosophy
Applying knowledge while learning and developing critical thinking in the past and current world analysis are fundamental in my teaching method. For this reason, the understanding of Middle Ages and Renaissance Art in Florence and the economic and social mechanisms of the markets for visual arts are achieved in my classes through a mutual exchange with the students, a constant questioning on the causes and the effects of the making, the display and the consumption of art in different cultural, social and geographical contexts.

 

Most Rewarding Moments
Catching the glimpse of joy in students’ eyes observing closely a major artwork for the first time.

 

Favorite Quote
‘Intention is the forward-leaning look of things. It is not a reconstituted historical state of mind, then, but a relation between the object and its circumstances.’ – Micheal Baxandall